KaeYae Alo – Thoughts

The good people at Beats for Change have put out another release to help bring good to the world. Thoughts is a single from a Canadian singer that was previously unknown to us called KaeYae Alo, with the production being handled by the founders of Beats for Change aka Stone Detectives.

All funds raised from the single will go directly to people in developing countries that are looking to raise money to grow or start a business. Help give these people a chance at a brighter future by supporting this release today!

KaeYae Alo – Thoughts

Sauce81 – Natural Thing

The posts dried up a little here over the last couple of months while I pondered the future of Super Superb but we’re back now with a brand new site and hopefully a lot more good music!

We’re going to kick things off again with some funk fit for any dancefloor from Japanese producer Sauce81. Natural Thing is off an upcoming 7 inch being released through one of our favourite labels, Eglo Records. Pre-orders for this party jam are available now through Bandcamp.

Sauce81 – Natural Thing

2014’s Finest

We’re just a few days away from the new year so once again we’ve gone back through the all of great music from the past year and selected a few releases that we enjoyed the most.

Enjoy this mix featuring some of our favourite songs from 2014 and peep the list below of our picks for the best releases (in no particular order) from the year. Thanks again for all the support. We look forward to bringing you more good music in 2015!

Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire EP

It’s been a while between posts here but we’re back now with some more pre-Christmas goodies.

We’ll start off with some new music from a band that I’ve been lucky enough to see perform on a regular basis over the last few years thanks to our shared location. This is a much welcomed EP for many of Hiatus Kaiyote’s fans around the world that fell in love with their first release Tawk Tomahawk. This little 3-track gem named By Fire is a warm up for the band’s full length Choose Your Weapon which is set to drop on March 31. That’s still a few months away but there’s more than enough goodness packed into these three songs to keep you going until then.

Support good music and pick up a copy of By Fire from iTunes or Google Play right now.

Hiatus Kaiyote – Molasses

Dorian Concept – Joined Ends

Dorian Concept is a self-taught keyboardist and producer from Austria and last week he released his second album Joined Ends. Throughout the album you’ll hear a lot of Wurlitzer electric piano and analogue synths, giving Joined Ends a different sound to his previous releases. He sings on the album too, but don’t expect to be singing along – all the vocals are washed out or distorted and almost function as another instrument, giving the songs an extra texture or providing a melody.

It’s hard to describe the sounds on Joined Ends with words or to pigeonhole it into one genre. What we can say is that he’s created a pretty special and unique album but the best way to find out is to take a listen for yourself by picking up a copy in your choice of digital, CD or vinyl through Ninja Tune.

Dorian Concept – Mint

The Ramen Skate Sessions

Beats for Change is a “Social Music Movement” that works with musicians, other artists and entrepreneurs to release music projects and create events that are connected to important social issues around the world.

Their latest project is a compilation called The Ramen Skate Sessions and features beats from the likes of Tall Black Guy, AstroLogical, Bugseed, Amin Payne, MFP and a host of others. All proceeds from the release go to Second Harvest Japan – A Group that helps out with hunger needs in Japan. Head to Bandcamp to support a good cause and get some dope beats at the same time. That’s a win-win.

MFP – Funktion Four

Diamond District – March On Washington

Diamond District are one of my favourite hip hop groups around today. Their debut album In the Ruff was a modern take on that classic boom bap sound that made so many people all over the world fall in love with hip hop back in the nineties. The album was a breath of fresh air when it was released back in 2009 and it’s still an album that I revisit today.

Five years on this trio of Oddisee, yU and X.O. are back with another solid album titled March on Washington. It’s a fairly similar release really – intelligent and clever lyrics over Oddisee’s dope production. So if you find yourself struggling to find good hip hop these days, check this one out. The album is out now through Mello Music Group and is available to stream/download on Bandcamp.

Diamond District – Working Weekends

Shafiq Husayn – It’s Better For You Feat. Anderson Paak

Today we have a new song for you from the one and only Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA Creative Partners. It’s Better for You gives us a taste of what’s to come on Shafiq’s upcoming album The L∞P which is set to be released early next year through Eglo Records. This song features an appearance from Anderson Paak (FKA Breezy Lovejoy) and other collaborators on the album include Hiatus Kaiyote, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Thundercat and Fatima. We can’t wait to hear more from this album as well as new music from SA-RA who announced a little earlier in the year that they’re back. So keep an ear out for that too!

Shafiq Husayn – It’s Better For You Feat. Anderson Paak

Sola Rosa – Magnetics

Kiwi producer Andrew Spraggon and his crew, better known as Sola Rosa have just released their sixth full length album and in my opinion it’s their best yet. Magnetics blends elements of modern soul, funk and hip hop in Sola Rosa’s own unique way, and as is usually the case with their albums, a lot of these tunes belong on the dance floor. There’s also a solid selection of guest vocalists from all around the globe including Jordan Rakei, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kevin Mark Trail, Olivier Daysoul, Tawiah, Sharlene Hector and Noah Slee. I think that’s more than enough reasons for you to check the album out on Bandcamp.

Sola Rosa – Til the Sun Feat. Jordan Rakei

The Black Opera – Beginning Of The End Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow

It’s taken me a while to warm to The Black Opera but there’s definitely a few dope cuts on their latest release The Great Year including this new single produced by Tall Black Guy and featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow. These guys deserve props for originality too. I can’t think of any other artists out right now that are doing anything similar, and while I don’t love everything they’re releasing, it’s refreshing to hear something different. The album is out now through Mello Music Group.

The Black Opera – Beginning Of The End Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow